[at-l] Earl Shaffer's hike questioned
jim.bullard at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 09:48:45 CDT 2011
Ain't that the truth. You have to wonder what's his motivation.
On Jul 4, 2011 10:43 AM, "Linda Patton" <lpatton at fsu.edu> wrote:
>> > On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 9:53 AM, <carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net>
>> > wrote: http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/291803
>> > "...A new report questions whether Earl Shaffer actually walked the
>> > trail's entire length....Jim McNeely, a West Virginia lawyer and hiker
>> > who spent years researching the epic hike,...his findings, detailed in
>> > a 158-page report...
> I've read the report...as much as I could stomach. Here's MY findings:
> What Earl did was a good and wonderful thing and will be remembered
> through the ages. What McNeely did was mean-spirited and will soon be
> The really sad thing is the enormous amount of time he spent on research
> that was of no benefit to society and could have been spent, instead, on
> something useful--like trail maintenance or any other volunteer work.
> ~~ eArThworm
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